… Life in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Oh my god. What a great ending to the season and cliffhanger for the next. Confirms beyond doubt that BSG is some of the best sci-fi ever produced.
It’s been a mixed season – an interesting start, interesting middle and a few occasional wonderful plot twists (several involving Gaius), with filler episodes spread throughout. But this? [...]
Just saw 300 in Taipei. I think this review describes it much better than I ever could. (Trailers here)
For those of you living in Taoyuan, I can confirm that the cinema in Taoyuan city centre has it showing 8 times per day right now, lunch till late, prices from 170 to 220 NTD. [...]
One of my friends in Taoyuan has started writing movie reviews on his website as a way of improving his writing skills. He’s only got a couple up so far, but I thought it was worth highlighting a Taiwanese/American film that he recently wrote about. Personally I found this film tedious, perhaps because I’m missing [...]
A rambling mixture of gossip today.
The film “Hot Fuzz” is debuting currently in the UK. By the same people that produced “Shawn of the Dead”, and ‘Spaced’, this film could perhaps be described as a comedy about a top London cop being transferred to a rural village police force, but it’s probably more accurate [...]
I’m a big fan of Stephen Chow (Chow Sing-Chi), and also of the co-actors that always show up in his films (Ng Man-Tat for example). Unfortunately, I’ve been feeling rather deprived recently, because the films that are shown on cable in Taiwan are unpredictable, in the sense that I have no way of telling what [...]
Posted: January 31st, 2007 under Film & Music.
One of the greatest joys of shopping in Taiwan is finding things that repeatedly slipped through the safety net of good judgement. Particularly, I’m thinking here of the many films that simply should never have been made in the first place, much less duplicated en masse on DVD and marketed in a department store. Let’s [...]